KARACHI: The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) on Thursday announced that it would certainly begin paying dues to its around 2,000 workers under the early retirement Willingly Splitting up Plan (VSS) following week.
The PIA statement came a day after the protesting staff members of the airline company had alleged that two former workers passed away of cardiac arrest because they were under a great deal of tension as a result of non-payment of their VSS charges and also requested the Principal Justice of Pakistan to take suo motu notice of their “financial murder”.
” A special account of PIA in the National Bank of Pakistan has been produced in Karachi,” claimed the statement. “This account would be regulated by the AGP’s [Accountant General of Pakistan] zonal office. The funds have been moved to the special account. The PIA would certainly begin paying dues next week in sychronisation with the ministry of air travel and also AGP.”
About 2,000 PIA staff members had actually availed the VSS center that ended on Dec 31 in 2014 and afterwards with the approval of the federal closet, the finance ministry had actually launched Rs9.6 billion.
“However, funds under this plan were affixed with the audit by the AGP,” stated the declaration. The PIA had expressed significant appointments over this carry on feasible hold-up because of this choice.
Afterwards a top-level meeting was held which was likewise participated in by the secretary of aeronautics as well as Chief Executive Officer PIA,” said the statement, adding that the choice in the conference caused the current actions which would pay possible from the next week.